emerson. >> so thoreau kept whether blogs and kept these logs about when the flowers bloomed, and his great project near the end of his life was great a calendar, an almanac of april 1, this have happened in our town. the water is that this level. and that's an almanac. and thoreau was obsessed with -- [inaudible] when you read it, you are reading this beautiful, there's a version put out by yale, a four-year school -- [talking over each other] >> i'm not allowed on campus. there's a translation, university press and its in the georgia, the american farm vernacular, and it's beautiful. and it's just, you know, fire in the summer, woodburn's, and sparks fly into the night sky, and what more need we celebrate? that's what virgil says. and that's so mundane, and to love washington scholars fighting over he must mean more. he must mean more when he talks about the light of day on the spring morning, you know? as if you need more than that but after a while you don't need anything more. so i thought this is a. the almanac is something that every colonial citizen must have. they needed it.